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Shri Devgadh Tirth

Mulnayak | Tirth | Historicity | Other Temples | Works of art and Sculpture | Guidelines | Trust | Photo Gallery

Mulnayak: Nearly 375 cms. High, Light - red- colored idol of Bhagawan Shantinath in the Padmasana posture.
It is among the hills on the bank of the Betva river at a distance of 3 kilometers from the Devgadh village.
Historicity: It is believed that this place was named as Devagadh in the 12th or the 13th century of the Vikram era. This city was named as Devagadh because it is believed that gods constructed it. There are many ancient idols of various artistry. That is also a reason why it was named Devagadh. On stone inscriptions and pillars of this place, there are inscriptions belonging to the period from the eight to the fifteenth century. Works of art seem to belong to a period earlier than the Gupta age. This tirth presents ancient idols of gods and goddesses, yaksas and yaksinis. Their artistic styles are varied. Pavilion and pillars are splendid specimens of sculpture. On the hills, there are 31 large temples. In all the temples, there are ancient specimens of distinct art. There is also a stone inscription with carvings in eighteen scripts.

Other Temples: On the hills there are in all 39 temples besides this.

Works of art and Sculpture: In temples of this tirth, there are extraordinary and wonderful specimens of art. The special type of iconography of this place is difficult to be found elsewhere. Thousands of idols are made in various styles. Pilgrims feel that they are fortunate to sec this art. Also, here is a museum, which stores special, ancient, artistic and spectacular idols. It is extremely difficult to describe the numerous, artistic idols of this place. The works of art of this place have a distance value and they are outstanding, matchless and famous all over the world.
Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Lalitpur is at a distance of 31 kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are available. They can go as far as the hill. Boarding and lodging previsions are there in Devgadh.
Trust: Shri Devgadh Kshetra Digambar Jain Prebendh Samiti, Devgadh. Taluka : Lalitpur, Dist.: Zansi, State : Uttar Pradesh, India.

Shri Shantinath Bhagwan


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